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Comment: Dis-arm the police?

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Dis-arm the police?

The gentleman who questioned the need for police to be heavily armed has a point.

Ninety years ago, following two national wars, Ireland had a heavily armed society. The new government was faced with trying to establish a new police force in a country where much of the population had reason not to trust or support the government.

The minister responsible, (who was himself a war criminal) decided that the new force, unlike that it replaced would be un-armed. Even when dealing with people who were known to be proficient gunmen, the new force proved successful, and in the years that followed, gun-crime became very rare. People dumped their weapons and other than the various campaigns against British occupation of the North-East, the use of guns became almost unheard of.

If there is a lesson to be learned, it is that a government who wishes it's citizenry to disarm willingly, must first disarm itself.

This may not be your goal, but it may be of interest.

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